I had met Sue through my workplace and had enjoyed her thought provoking workshops, which had helped me to improve my work immensely. Several months later, I was experiencing difficulties within my personal life and had begun psychotherapy sessions with a counsellor. I had decided it was time to deal with issues from my past as I had realised that they were influencing my decisions in the present. Although the sessions were proving to be extremely useful for me personal wellbeing, I was finding it difficult to cope with the ‘enlightening’ moments in my sessions. I was discovering memories that I had long ago buried and, although I knew I needed to deal with them and explore them, I needed help.
I approached Sue and asked if she would be able to help and I have not looked back since. I was able to arrive at Sue’s door with which I can only describe as a ‘mountain of incomprehensible baggage’, and offload to a person who I knew would be completely non-judgemental and listen no matter how irrational I sounded. Without the support of Sue, I think I would have to come a stand still at this point and given up. It was with her support, I was able to continue exploring deep seated issues and begin accepting them.
After this initial ‘baggage’ had been sifted through, I then needed support to move on with my life. This is something that I felt I was not gaining through my counselling and so focused on my work with Sue. This was an extremely hard time for me, but Sue was extremely patient and knew when to give me a gentle nudge at exactly the right moment.
The coping strategies I have put in place with sue, have increased my self-confidence, my self-esteem, my self-assurance and support me in times when my past comes back to haunt me. I will be forever in Sue’s debt and I cannot thank her enough for helping me through such a life changing moment.